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Publisher Description

While the title novella of Dubus' "Finding a Girl in America" returns to the somewhat off-the-rails literary life of Hank Allison, the collection's opening story strikes a much darker tone: "Killings" — the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film In the Bedroom — is a swift tale of revenge that leaves listeners wondering what they might do in the name of family love.

Dubus' prowess with narrative compression is on full display in the story "Waiting": the hollow ache experienced by a woman widowed by the Korean War took Dubus 14 months to write and was more than 100 pages in early manuscript form but spans a mere seven pages in published form.

Richard Russo's introduction to this volume grapples with his complex feelings on reading Dubus' work over many decades, but when it comes to the much-anthologized masterpiece "A Father's Story", Russo writes: "I won't mince words. It's one of the finest stories ever penned by an American."

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
RF
Robert Fass
LENGTH
15:36
hr min
RELEASED
2019
February 19
PUBLISHER
Blackstone Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
496.4
MB